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Community

AWARE for All – Midwest Webinar

Join fellow Chicago community members for CISCRP’s AWARE for All – Midwest free virtual event on the importance of clinical research while entering for a chance to win a Fitbit Versa 2 health and wellness watch.
Business

AAPI Restaurant Advocacy "We Can Do This" Series Part II

Learn about the collaboration of ACE and ACE NextGen to support AAPI restaurants maximize online applications.
Community

Collective AAPI Healing Empowerment Tools for the Workplace and Beyond!

National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) brings you a timely seminar to “Reclaim Your Self-Empowerment” for your work and beyond!
Community

THE DIM SUM & Then Some: The Uptown 5K & 10K!

CMAA’s Dim Sum & Then Some race offers participants a unique experience, with all proceeds reinvested back into the community through the hard work of their staff and their programming.
Community

OCA Virtual Summit: Building Hope Through Solidarity

Building Hope Through Solidarity" is a virtual three-day summit consisting of plenaries, workshops, and entertainment for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and allies across the country.
Community

The Creative Axis - Axis Lab Chicago Fundraiser

With the rise in Anti-Asian hate crimes due to the coronavirus pandemic, Asian America is facing a new reckoning with transnational racism. Join us on June 10 for a showcase featuring dancers, writers, and comedians from the AAPI community and a following roundtable discussion about their process and meaning-making.
Community

I Hate Being Hated Fundraiser for Stand with Asian Americans

Sessions takes great pride in continuing their partnership with Joy Ruckus Club, the largest Asian music festival in the world, and virtual events promoter 400 Dayze to present I Hate Being Hated, an important fundraiser to benefit Stand with Asian Americans and to raise hate crime awareness.
Community

NOT US Launch Party

The launch part of NOT US, a community festival inspired to bring cross-cultural unity through creative expression.
Community

#DoughSomething Happy Hour

Hear from renowned chefs at #DoughSomething Happy Hour on May 24!
Community

Celebrating AAPI Month and Inspired by Nature Conversation!

To celebrate AAPI Heritage Month, join Joanne So Young Dill and Terry Guen for an inspired by nature conversation!
Community

National AAPI Day Against Bullying and Hate

Act to Change is hosting the 3rd annual national AAPI Day Against Bullying+Hate on May 18, 2021 as a rally against xenophobia and racism.
Community

Panel Discussion on Federal Resources for AAPI Businesses and Nonprofits

This is a two-part series by National ACE and ILF focused on the federal response to the alarming increase in violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders since the start of 2020.
Community

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month across Illinois

DCEO will celebrate AAPI leaders from across the state, highlighting their contributions to the fabric of our state, and resilience as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Community

History & the Law: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Context

This program will explore the history of Asian progress in America, including the creation of “Asian” as a racial construct, the history of scapegoating Asian communities, and the legal approaches used to justify exclusion and violence.
Community

AAPI Talks = American Stories

The Chinese American Heritage Foundation (CAHF) is sponsoring "AAPI Talks = American Stories", daily webinars to celebrate AAPH Heritage Month. The 31 webinars highlight prominent individuals and organizations who made notable impact to our country.
Community

The ENERI Access Series Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2021 Edition: “Hear Me, What I Want to Say”

ENERI Communications proudly presents the premiere of The ENERI Access Series Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2021 Edition: “Hear Me, What I Want to Say,” on the #ENERIcom YouTube Channel.
Business

#AAPISTRONG Heritage Month Business Summit

Learn how AAPIs have been staying strong together and keeping their businesses afloat! You can also donate to help AAPI small businesses.
Community

Wellness Wednesday: The Asian American Experience in Wellness Careers

How do healers also navigate career advancement, workplace discrimination, and self-care? Let's discuss the Asian American Experience in Wellness Careers!
Arts/Entertainment

Karaoke Comedy Show

Join us for an entertaining night of virtual karaoke and stand-up comedy all in support of Steven Raga for Queens!
Community

AsAm Creator Happy Hour

Learn about the history of anti-Asian racism, how to identify situations of harassment, and strategies they can use to intervene when they witness hate and harassment.
Community

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Chicago Community Kickoff

Beyond the celebration of our Asian Pacific American heritage in 2021, we find us as a community having to deal with strong hate and anti-Asian sentiment. We will attempt to come together to address this issue while embracing our heritage.
Community

Uptown Rally Against AAPI Racism

This rally addresses hate crimes against Asian Americans Pacific Islanders in the United States and the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago, which includes Asia on Argyle.
Community

Community Safety Webinar

Illinois SBDC at CMAA webinar with the Cook County State Attorney's Office, Chicago Police Department, and FBI Chicago on community safety.
Community

#AAPI Women Strong: Organizing Beyond A Hashtag

Join us for an evening where we center AAPI women and our vision to build power for a future where we can all thrive!
Community

AAPI Seniors & Women in Power: Self Defense Workshop

The recent surge in violence against AAPIs across the U.S. is heartbreaking and horrific. This has pushed us to face the reality that we have to be smart and aware. Learn basic self defense to become more aware of our surroundings and a few hands on tactics that can help if you need to get away from an attack.
Community

Anti-Asian Racism & Violence: An Urgent Discussion

This discussion will attempt to house some of these conversations, while acting as a safe space for members and non-members to hear from women in the HeyMama community.
Community

Asian American Caucus - Community Vigil

Join State Representative Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz and MWRD Commissioner Josina Morita alongside local elected officials and community organizations to show solidarity with the Asian American community and stand up against hate in all forms.
Community

KINETIC Healing Circle

KINETIC is holding a virtual healing space for Asian CPS students to process recent instances of anti-Asian violence, in light of the mass shooting in Atlanta, and other incidences of racially motivated attacks.
Community

Chicagoland Vigil & Rally for Georgia Shooting Victims: National Day of Action to Stop AAPI Hate

Join us with local Chicago organizations in a rally and vigil to mourn and honor the lives of those murdered in Atlanta, Georgia last 16th of March.
Community

Emergency Town Hall: Asian / Asian American Violence in Georgia and Beyond

UniPro Chicago is having an emergency town hall on Saturday, March 20 to stand with the Asian / Asian American communities to process information with areas for learning and education.
Community

Stop Asian Hate Chicago March For AAPI

March for Asians! End the silence, call for support and media attention on recent hate crimes. 6 Asian lives were ended in the Atlanta shooting on 3/16.
Community

Rally for Community Safety and Anti-Asian Violence

Join us for a peaceful rally for community safety and anti-Asian violence on March 27th!
Community

MA Town Hall on Anti-Asian Racism

Join the town hall with Asian American organizations across the state highlighting how the Asian American community in MA is organizing against racism and learn how to support our community during the pandemic.
Community

Learn About Foster Care in Illinois with CMAA and DCFS

CMAA & DCFS wants to inform our community about the huge need for Foster Care families and teach them what that process looks like.
Arts/Entertainment

Mandala Makers Festival

Mandala Makers Festival returns this March, and it's all about music. The dynamic range of voices and genres within the South Asian diaspora is showcased in Mandala Art's annual festival.
Community

Lunar New Year 2021 Celebration

Join us in a Virtual Year of the Ox Celebration! This will also serve as a “Call to Action” to SUPPORT AAPI business owners, especially in the food and beverage industry, NATIONWIDE.
Community

NAAAP Pride: Embracing Your Identity

We invite you to join us as we discuss what identity means to each of us and the different tools we can employ to manage mental health, especially during the holidays.
Community

Night Market Remix with AJ Rafael, Steven Lim, Kevin Li, and more!

Join this virtual fundraising event, which aims to raise over $30,000, to support youth in our communities.
Community

CAMOC 2020 Annual Fundraiser

Join us online for our first ever virtual annual fundraiser, with music from the Tuvergen Band, stories from volunteers, staff, and board members, and many more performances.
Community

Beyond Essential: CMAA's 39th Annual Gala

At this year’s virtual Annual Gala, “Beyond Essential,” we are highlighting CMAA’s COVID-19 relief efforts and especially recognizing the essential work of CMAA’s Community Care Program (CCP).
Community

Talinhaga Laban sa Tirano: Raising Voices Against Tyranny

This online event is a collaboration between arts collectives in the US and Philippines that are remembering the resistance against the Marcos dictatorship and continuing to raise voices against the killings, attacks, and the return of tyranny today.
Community

AAPI Young Leaders Summit 2020

Join us for a series of virtual events as we engage with young AAPIs on professional development, community outreach, civic engagement and entrepreneurship.
Community

Volunteer Service Day at St. James Food Pantry

NAAAP-Chicago typically hosts an annual Service Day with St. James Food Pantry. This year was no different - we came out to help and felt a sense of accomplishment.
Community

Asian American Marketing and Advertising Townhall

Join us for a town hall webinar to take action on anti-Asian bias and be allies outside of our own community! 3AF's objective is to share key initiatives the Asian American marketing and advertising industry is driving to tackle the anti-Asian bias impacting the community and highlight how you can get involved.
Community

2020 ILF Virtual Leadership & Business Conference

Join us to pay tribute to the unsung heroes on the front line as our community unites to rebuild America!
Community

Volunteer Service Day at St. James Food Pantry

NAAAP-Chicago typically hosts an annual Service Day with St. James Food Pantry. This year was no different - we came out to help and felt a sense of accomplishment.
Community

Project: Vision - 9th Annual Fall Soirée and Silent Auction

Please join us for an evening of food, open bar, music, and an exciting silent auction as we celebrate PV's recent successes and look forward to another year of progress and new opportunities!
Community

AAAJ Chicago Thanks / #GivingTuesday

We have a lot to be thankful for at Advancing Justice | Chicago, from staff to supporters to our Board of Directors.
Community

Asian American Executive Network Holiday Reception

The Asian American Executive Network is designed to bring Asian American Executives together to support each other in dealing with the challenges in both the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds.
Community

AREAA Chicago’s Holiday Membership Celebration

AREAA is committed to giving back to the community it serves and we will have a box for your gifts at our event.
Community

Great Year for Great Causes 2017 - Chicago Chinese-American Charity Ball

You're cordially invited to join us to welcome and celebrate 2017 for good causes -- wait, we mean great causes!
Community

2017 Root to Fruit, Hana Center's Inaugural Benefit Gala

We are excited to invite you to join us in celebrating our recent merger and the work set before us. The Gala will be full of music, dancing, food, drinks, prizes, and awards with over 300 community members expected in attendance.
Arts/Entertainment

2017 Healing Arts Program Fundraiser

The National Cambodian Heritage Museum and Memorial will be hosting a fundraiser during Asian American Heritage Month. All proceeds from the event will support the Healing Arts Program at the Museum.
Arts/Entertainment

Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) 2017 Red Party

For the past two years, CMAA has organized Chicago's most exciting summer event, taking place in River North's very own East Bank Club.
Arts/Entertainment

Healing Through the Arts Winter Luncheon

NCHM is hosting the 1st annual winter luncheon "Healing Through the Arts" that will support their programs on Sunday, December 10th.
Community

Chinese American Museum of Chicago 17th Benefit Dinner

Hosting the Chinese American Museum of Chicago 17th Benefit Dinner
Community

Asian Heritage Month Celebration and National Hepatitis Awareness Day Event

Asian Heritage Month Celebration and National Hepatitis Awareness Day Event
Arts/Entertainment

2018 Asian Heritage Festival

MORA'S 2018 ASIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL AT THE PROMENADE in BOLINGBROOK
Community

Dim Sum & Then Some: The Uptown 5K

Use $5 Discount Code: ASCENE
Arts/Entertainment

STIR FRIDAY NIGHT PRESENTS: THE ASIAN MONTH VARIETY SHOW!

Join Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago and Stir Friday Night on SATURDAY, May 26 to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a special variety show at iO Chicago!
Arts/Entertainment

CMAA Red Party 2018

$10 Discount Code: LAKHI
Community

Fundraiser For Khmer Support Giving Circle featuring Hella Chluy

Making his debut in Chicago, join us as we welcome Hella Chluy live on stage at Chicago's Cambodian party hot spot, Furama!
Community

Lunar Ball 2018

Come join the community and support community charities with an expected 1,000+ attendees for Lunar Ball 2018! This event sells out every year! The 2018 Lunar Ball (Year of the Dog) will be held on Saturday, August 11th at the contemporary Zhou B Art Center located in Chicago’s historic Bridgeport neighborhood.
Food

Eat, Drink, Korea

The event’s festivities will be preceded by a short prayer for the North Korean refugees in Crossing Borders’ care.
Community

Young Men's Mentoring Program Golfing + Luncheon

Come out and play! Join CMAA for 9 holes at Broken Arrow Golf Club this Saturday.
Arts/Entertainment

HEALING THROUGH THE ARTS: FUNDRAISER MIXER

Please join The National Cambodian Heritage Museum & Memorial for an evening of celebration as we gather to mingle and support cultural and artistic preservation.
Arts/Entertainment

Hula Hoʻike/Performance

Join us to celebrate Halau I Ka Ponoʻs 9th Anniversary with a Hoʻike/Performance to show the hula that our students have learned this year.
Community

KACC Promo for "Eat, Drink, Korea" for Crossing Borders

Join KACC in support of Crossing Borders "Eat, Drink, Korea" fundraiser with emcee Susanna Song, former reporter for CBS News, and food prepared by acclaimed Chef Will Song of bopNGrill plus restaurants such as En Hakkore, Del Seoul, Dak Wings, and more!
Community

KCCoC 8th Annual Benefit Gala

We would like to invite you to the 8th Annual Benefit Gala for the Korean Cultural Center of Chicago (KCCoC), a showcase of Korean traditional music and dance. This premier gala will be held on Sunday, October 7.
Community

Gawad Kalinga Chicago for Filipino American History Month at E+O

To celebrate Filipino American History Month and to support OPERATION WALANG IWANAN Typhoon Ompong.
Community

CMAA's 37th Annual Dinner & Silent Auction

Please join Chinese Mutual Aid Association at our Annual Dinner and Silent Auction on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.
Business

11th Annual Fall Soireé & Silent Auction

Project: VISION is hosting the 11th Annual Fall Soiree & Silent Auction this year! Please join in celebration of our 15th school year!
Business

Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce: 36th Annual Gala

The Annual Gala is the Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce's major fundraising event. Celebrating and uniting the largest gathering of Chinese and American business leaders in the Chicago metropolitan area
Community

Not Your Model Minority - Chicago House Party Fundraiser

Join and celebrate with National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum a year of building power!
Community

Shared History: Celebrating Labor Rights and Filipinx Contributions

Join AFIRE on Wednesday, November 7 for an intimate fundraiser on a covered rooftop with a view of Downtown Chicago. This special event is in honor of our shared history of labor rights and Filipinx contributions to the movement!
Food

TAP-Chicago November Canned Food Drive!

TAP will be hosting the November Happy Hour at the Godfrey Hotel on November 15.
Community

Asian American Holiday Party and 6th Annual Toy Drive

Come join TAP-Chicago, TJCCC, and the Typhoon dragon boat team for our Holiday Party and 6th Annual Toy Drive at Nellcôte on Monday, December 17th!
Community

HANA Center Presents: Asian American Storytelling Through Art

Join us for HANA’s first spring (indoor) rooftop fundraiser! Come and connect through stories and art centered around our shared experiences.
Arts/Entertainment

AAEN @ UCA-IL Lunar New Year Celebration

Join UCA Illinois to celebrate Chinese New Year at the 2019 Jiaozi Fest.
Arts/Entertainment

Chinese American Museum of Chicago 18th Benefit Dinner

Chinese American Museum of Chicago 18th Benefit Dinner
Community

Made in Asia

The event will include performances, a fashion show, and the special guest Wongfu productions.
Community

Purple Ball

Join us for an evening filled with cultural entertainment, silent auction, open bar, dinner, and free Korean food tasting!
Community

5th Annual Sampaguita Scholarship Ball 2019

On July 27th, join us for dinner and dancing at The Sampaguita Ball as we select a new group of scholarship recipients in the Miss Sampaguita USA 2019 Scholarship Competition.
Community

An Evening of Sushi & Sake: JASC Spring Fundraiser 2019

JASC invites you to An Evening of Sushi & Sake. Enjoy some fresh sushi prepared by our on site sushi chef, and sample an assortment of sake and spirits.
Arts/Entertainment

우리집 (Our House): Painting Pop Up Show

Join us for a great time supporting the Korean art community with complimentary drinks and refreshments!
Community

Natsu Matsuri “Summer Festival”

Please come for our temple’s annual fundraiser - a celebration of culture, food and community. This year’s cultural display is themed “Samurai” - featuring armor and weapons used by the traditional warriors.
Community

Crane Campaign: Fold-A-Crane

We hope you’ll join us and contribute to the 2019 Kansha Project experience in a tangible way by being a part of a moment of reverence and reflection for a new cohort of Kansha Project participants.
Arts/Entertainment

Thrifty Fashion Sale for Project:VISION by MCC

Join us on the Thrifty Fashion Sale on July 7.
Community

Kwentuhan at Kamayan (Filipino Community Summit in Chicagoland)

In the spirit of our bayanihan tradition and culture, the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns cordially invites you to a Kwentuhan at Kamayan, Filipino community summit and potluck on Saturday, July 13, 2019.
Community

KACC Climb On! at Brooklyn Boulders

Join the Korean American Coalition of Chicago (KACC) at Brooklyn Boulders for a climbing event fundraiser on Saturday, August 17th!
Community

How To: Grassroots Fundraising

Learn how to connect resources and get involved in sustaining AFIRE's organizing work!
Community

Japanese American Fundraiser for Immigrant Rights @Izakaya Mita

Join the Japanese American and broader Chicago community on Sunday, August 4th.
Arts/Entertainment

Coffeehouse 2k19: The Story Of Us

Coffeehouse is back! Join us for the 12th annual Coffeehouse at the HANA Center where this year's theme is The Story of Us.
Community

SABA Chicago's Tenth Annual Gala & Foundation Benefit

SABA Chicago's Annual Gala is now our Installation Ceremony for our new executive board and a benefit for the SABA Chicago Foundation.
Community

Signal Rock Movie, a Fylpro Fundraiser

In celebration of Filipino American History Month, FYLPRO proudly presents Signal Rock, a film by Chito Roño as part of Asian Popup Cinema’s Season 9 Filipino Focus on Thursday Oct 3, 2019 7pm at Alliance Française in Chicago.
Arts/Entertainment

International Sake Day Dance Party and Cancer Benefit

DJ Max Tamahori will be spinning an all-vinyl House and disco set to help celebrate the beginning of the Sake brewing season!
Community

Next Generation Nikkei Fundraiser and Debut

Join the JACL Chicago's Next Generation Nikkei (NGN) for our FUNDRAISER and DEBUT at the Nisei Lounge! In the past year, our very first NGN board has built NGN into a full-fledged program led by and for Japanese American young adults.
Community

National Indo-American Museum Gala 2019

Mark your calendars, book your tickets and get ready for an evening of GlaZZle at the National Indo-American Museum Gala on Sunday Nov 10, 2019 at the Westin, Lombard.
Arts/Entertainment

Ham-BINGO Charity Night at Hamburger Mary's

VAI is partnering with Hamburger Mary's Chicago to bring you a bingo night and raise money for our youth program!